March 2014

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Cooling Technology

Red hot cooling

Katia Moskvitch finds that, as lasers become more powerful, innovative methods are needed to cool them

Additive Manufacturing

Printing parts

Laser additive manufacturing is an excellent tool for prototyping, but now the technique is being used to build production-quality parts, as Tom Eddershaw discovers

MEMS

Microscopy in miniature

Jessica Rowbury looks at how MEMS technology is being integrated into devices that could transform traditional methods of cancer diagnosis

Nanosurgery

Cellular surgery

Performing nanosurgery on live cells promises much as a medical technique of the future. Greg Blackman speaks to Professor Michel Meunier at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montrėal, who presented work on a laser "multi-nanoscalpel" in a plenary talk at Photonics West